Latest U.S. National Guard News

Next-generation F-35 fighter jets go to National Guard unit

Sep. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The first two of an eventual 20 F-35 jets arrived Thursday at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington, the first Guard unit to receive the next-generation fighter. Guard members and friends clapped as the planes flew over the airport for the first time Thursday...

The Latest: F-35 fighter jets arrive at National Guard unit

Sep. 19, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the F-35 fighter aircrafts arriving at Vermont Air National Guard base (all times local): 2 p.m. The first two F-35 fighter jets have arrived at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington. Guard officials were on hand Thursday when the two jets landed...

Under US pressure Mexico shifts immigration policy

Sep. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Under growing pressure from the U.S. government, Mexico's immigration policy has moved from one promising to help migrants to another characterized by militarized enforcement that has support of the country's foreign secretary. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has faced...

Tennessee National Guard unit deploying to Kuwait

Sep. 9, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 100 soldiers assigned to a Tennessee National Guard unit will deploy to Kuwait this fall. Members of the Jackson-based 194th Engineer Brigade will go to Fort Bliss, Texas, in October for training before proceeding to Kuwait. The unit will replace the Louisiana National...

Air Force disputes Alaska crew favored Trump Scottish hotel

Sep. 8, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Military officials are disputing a report that claims a joint Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard unit on a routine mission to Kuwait went miles out of their way to spend the night at a resort in Scotland owned by President Donald Trump. Politico first reported that the...

The Latest: Dorian churns north along North Carolina coast

Sep. 5, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters say Hurricane Dorian is brushing up against North Carolina as it keeps churning northeast, just offshore. In a late Thursday night advisory, the National Hurricane Center says the Category 2 storm continued to...

Guardsman not guilty by reason of insanity in vehicle theft

Aug. 19, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An Army National Guard officer accused of stealing an armored personnel carrier from a Virginia base and leading police on a more than 60-mile (100-kilometer) chase has been found not guilty by reason of insanity on two charges. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 30-year-old Joshua...

Gabbard takes presidential campaign break for Army training

Aug. 13, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is taking two weeks off from her 2020 Democratic presidential campaign to participate in Army National Guard training. Gabbard announced the two-week break in a statement Monday. She will return to the campaign trail on Aug. 25. Gabbard is a major in...

Officer in Mexico's National Guard killed in shootout

Aug. 11, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new National Guard force suffered its first casualty in the line of duty, when an officer was killed in a shootout with a gang. The National Guard was launched by President Andres Manuel López Obrador in late June and is an amalgam of military police and federal police. It...

Timeline of events in shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson

Aug. 8, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown and a friend were walking in the middle of Canfield Drive, a two-lane street in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, when a police officer drove by and told them to use the sidewalk. After words were exchanged, the white officer confronted the...